Rare Staffordshire Blue & White One Pint Mug, by Elijah Jones (Pottery) of Cobridge, Staffordshire, England, Circa 1830s.
For sale here is a rare blue & white One Pint Mug made by Elijah Jones (pottery company) of Cobridge, Staffordshire, England Circa 1830s - *date specific - Elijah Jones Pottery only operated between 1831-1839.
This one pint mug features the maker's "Villa" pattern - with its classically decorative "country house" design with a pony and trap - a couple in period dress, parasol etc. - period house in English 'Villa" style - maid with child, ducks - lake/parkland etc. It is possible that the mug was made for the North American market. It features underside the base print confirming the manufacturer Elijah Jones - "EJ" and the pattern "Villa". Please see photos. It was used to drink beer, tea or water or for measuring liquid.
In excellent condition for its age, no cracks or chips of any note. It holds one imperial pint, has a great shape with a nicely shaped and stylised handle.
All in all, this is an excellent example of Staffordshire pottery from a rare maker, and in a "country house" almost "folk-art" style.